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MAMTA - A Child and Maternal Health Programme


MAMTA - CHILD & MATERNAL HEALTH PROGRAMME FOR BME WOMEN IN COVENTRY

The aim of MAMTA is to improve Child and Maternal Health outcomes for BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) women in Coventry. 

MAMTA began in Coventry in 2001, as a response to poor child and maternal health outcomes that were evidenced within BME groups in Coventry, when compared with the overall population 

WE HAVE SUPPORTED MORE THAN 23,100 WOMEN SINCE WE STARTED! 

Giving every child the best start in life still remains a priority for the city. MAMTA staff support antenatal clinics; postnatal clinics; Parentcraft sessions at FWT; and work in partnership with midwives, health visiting teams and other health professionals in educating women on key health messages. 

We work across community settings in target areas to educate women on child and maternal health, encourage women to access services and book early into maternity services. 

During the last year, MAMTA outputs and outcomes included: 

  • 1228 users were supported at ante-natal & post-natal clinics 
  • 76 workshops including Parent Craft were delivered 
  • 104 MAMTA users started a Parent Craft course 
  • 150 users were supported within workshops and community settings 
  • 175 referrals were made to Infant Feeding and Smoking team by MAMTA 

 

 

NOREEN BUKHARI - FWT HEALTHCARE MANAGER 

"MAMTA helped me and I have acquired knowledge that I didn’t fully have which is helping me a lot. It was very encouraging,the support I had with language and cultural support "

"I wasn’t aware of the risk of cot death messages also how bad smoking and passive smoking is for me and also my baby. I always used to think that how embarrassing it is to breast feed and I see many women in this country bottle feeding but now my thinking has changed, after MAMTA advice"

"I will breastfeed my baby because I know the benefits of breastfeeding for me and my baby and will stop smoking"


 

"I feel confident and empowered after MAMTA advice, When I came to this country it was difficult for me. The health system is very different here and MAMTA helped me to learn more about the system and where to get further support and advice"


 

 

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FWT - A CENTRE FOR WOMEN
70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, Coventry CV6 6ES
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